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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2010, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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LAWSUIT IBANEZ LES PAUL, PLZ HELP!!!!!

HI,

My friend gave me this Ibanez les paul custom guitar, I've tried doing some research but couldn't find the information i need. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!!!

All i know about it is:
* left hand guitar
* should be from 70's
* has set neck
* star on tunners
* no serial number

Please help me out with my questions:
* How much does it worth?
* what model is this?
* year model?
* what is that switch beside the tone knob? what does it do?
* what pick ups are they?









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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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Re: LAWSUIT IBANEZ LES PAUL, PLZ HELP!!!!!

Well, it's probably late 70's, worth about $300 in it's condition. Pickups look to have been replaced so no idea without yanking them out what they are. Far as the switch, no idea what the mod was done for so you're gonna have to plug in to see what it does. Maybe it's a single coil tap? Not sure of the exact model name as Ibanez usually just called the a Les with a model number. Tuners are def original.
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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2010, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: LAWSUIT IBANEZ LES PAUL, PLZ HELP!!!!!

thanks, i thought the switch was something oringinal back at that time LOL.
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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-16-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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Re: LAWSUIT IBANEZ LES PAUL, PLZ HELP!!!!!

What you have is a 1973 model 2386 lefty which has been fitted out with a Maxon Hi-gain pups that were available from ibanez around that period. Pretty original except the extra switch.
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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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Re: LAWSUIT IBANEZ LES PAUL, PLZ HELP!!!!!

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What you have is a 1973 model 2386 lefty which has been fitted out with a Maxon Hi-gain pups that were available from ibanez around that period. Pretty original except the extra switch.
Have to disagree. There's no way those pickups are stock.
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: LAWSUIT IBANEZ LES PAUL, PLZ HELP!!!!!

Thanks, the pick ups sound agressive and has worm tone. I've just re-strung the guitar and sounds awesome, the sustain rings forever.
But till not sure what the switch does
Anyways i'm gonna sell it since i can't play left hand guitar. I'm gonna put it on gumtree then ****.
Please let me know if there is anyone interested in this Vintage item.
Thanks in advance!!!!!
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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more pic's to share:









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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: LAWSUIT IBANEZ LES PAUL, PLZ HELP!!!!!

THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND HELP!!!
THE GUITAR HAS GONE TO ANOTHER HOME!!!!!
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post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: LAWSUIT IBANEZ LES PAUL, PLZ HELP!!!!!

Just an update, i have swapped it with a white Jem 555 wh korean model.
I have the feeling that the jem is a fake chibanez... still abit confused atm but it plays great, sounds good and looks awesome.
I might have made a big mistake but I mean i hardly even touch that lefty so it does no use to me, and atleast i can play the jem555 and it's a better furniture display for my room!!!
Just hope it's not a chibanez!!!
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Re: LAWSUIT IBANEZ LES PAUL, PLZ HELP!!!!!

Post some pics of it. Many here can tell whether it's legit or not.
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Post some pics of it. Many here can tell whether it's legit or not.
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f15/je...t-t-98925.html
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I have a '70's Les Paul Gold Top copy that I feel may be originally an Ibanez. Can you tell me if they ever made a set neck gold top??
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Re: LAWSUIT IBANEZ LES PAUL, PLZ HELP!!!!!

If it was an Ibanez it would be clearly labeled as such. To answer your question, no.
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Re: LAWSUIT IBANEZ LES PAUL, PLZ HELP!!!!!

now that is a nice axe.. the wood... erm is that mahogany? kinda looks different due to its grain.. is this something you bought not too long ago? regarding the pickups i don't think it is stock.. might have been change.. i'm expecting it to have an alnico closed pickups (same as gibson standards)
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now that is a nice axe.. the wood... erm is that mahogany? kinda looks different due to its grain.. is this something you bought not too long ago? regarding the pickups i don't think it is stock.. might have been change.. i'm expecting it to have an alnico closed pickups (same as gibson standards)
I've sold it. i think the wood is maple. not sure about the pick ups but they sound awesome!!!! it's a shame i couldn't play left hand guitar otherwise i will keep it forever.
If they weren't good Gibson wouldn't of sued them
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